Senate Bill 289 is designed to “remove inefficiencies” in the current worker’s compensation system and reduce delays by getting people to treatment faster, lobbyist Sam McMullen says.
McMullen presented the measure on behalf of the Nevada Self Insurers Association — primarily the major resorts and other big corporations that can afford to self-insure for such things as worker’s compensation.
But Danny Thompson, head of Nevada’s AFL-CIO, says the bill is a disaster that would tear down any remaining protections for injured workers in an already-unfair, inadequate system.
“I don’t agree with anything in this bill,” Thompson told the committee. “Nothing …